Dion Lee SS21: the need for new sustainable choices
DION LEE has eased his take on sensuality for Spring 2021 in favor of a natural representation of the forms of nature. houseplants as reference to highlights global warming issues after New York's new climate change-influenced designation as a subtropical zone.
This very first outfit, which features a leather top in the form of a Monstera leaf, provides the key inspiration.
Then, the collection follows with a series of embossed leather tops and dresses that look like oversized black or white plants wrapped around the models' bodies.
For the Gen Z and Instagram plant influencers, the recognizable foliage has become very iconic and now has achieved Dion Lee range of designs in premium fabrics that will probably last longer than the Monstera trend.
It is worth remembering that for fashion houses climate change should not inspire just aesthetics. It should also inspire action on topics like sustainable choice of materials which can help reduce the impact of fashion on climate change.
Rather than a plain print on fabric, Lee's going for embossed leather cutouts here, elevating the pieces to something completely original.
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